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September 1, 2012 7:37 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
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90+3′ E. Rentería
 

Columbus Crew 2-1 Montreal Impact: Higuain orchestrates comeback

Higuain notched his sixth assist in five games to lead the comeback over Montreal in Crew Stadium.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chris Birchall, Columbus Crew; Collen Warner, Montreal Impact; MLS
Jamie Sabau
Federico Higuain created two goals in the late going to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 comeback win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

The Impact opened the scoring as late as the 73rd minute. Sanna Nyassi sidestepped bodychecks from two Crew defenders on his explosive run down the left flank, pulling the ball back to Felipe Martins. The Brazilian performed a pirouette at the top of the box and slipped the ball through to Marco Di Vaio, who delicately chipped the 'keeper.

Federico Higuain again proved that his set pieces are among the most effective weapons in MLS. Chad Marshall hung in the air to direct the free kick into the back of the net.

Not to be pigeonholed as a one-trick pony, Higuain assisted the winner from the run of play three minutes into stoppage time. He cut back onto his right foot and bowed a cross into the box. The slightest of flicks off Emilio Renteria's bald, sweaty scalp sent the ball spinning over Troy Perkins' reach.

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Columbus Crew

30
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper
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Danny O'Rourke
Defender
18′
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14
Chad Marshall
Defender
80′
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20
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Nemanja Vukovic
Defender
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33
Chris Birchall
Midfielder
88′
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11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
63′
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12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
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10
Milovan Mirosevic
Midfielder
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19
J. Arrieta
Striker
77′
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10
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Montreal Impact

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1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
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13
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13
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5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
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2
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7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
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8
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Collen Warner
Midfielder
24′
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8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
59′
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27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
81′
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9

Substitutes

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Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
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Eric Gehrig
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6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
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13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
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12
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9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
63′
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20
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Substitutes

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30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
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11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
59′
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31
Josh Gardner
Midfielder
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33
A. Wenger
Striker
81′

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